Why should you hire a local attorney?
An experienced Northern Virginia criminal defense attorney will know the local rules of the local court. If you hire an attorney from out of state, he or she may not be aware of the "unwritten rules" of the court. For example, there are only a couple of people in each jurisdiction that can even make and approve plea bargains. If your criminal defense attorney knows the right people to talk with, he may able to save you time, money, and sometimes jail time.
If you are found guilty of a crime, a VA defense attorney may be able to find a sentencing program that applies to your crime. If the court approves an alternative method to jail, you may end up with no jail time or less jail time if you hire the right attorney. For instance, if you were sentenced to jail for one year due to a drug-related crime, a Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer may be able to get you into a drug treatment facility with less jail time.
At the Wilson Law Firm, we will fight to get you the best possible outcome. We know this is your life, and you need the best representation possible in order to get back to living your life. Call us today at (703) 361-6100, and talk with an experienced Manassas criminal defense lawyer in a free consultation.